Yankees News: Will Jacoby Ellsbury Be Ready For Opening Day?


New York Yankees star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who was diagnosed with an oblique strain on Wednesday, said the injury will not keep him from suiting up and being in the Opening Day Lineup come April 6th.

Ellsbury, hasn’t partaken in any physical related activity since feeling soreness in the oblique muscle on Sunday when the Yankees took on the Phillies. The Yankees had an off-day on Monday, and Ellsbury say out for three straight games from Tuesday through Thursday.

According to Brenday Kuty of NJ.com, the veteran center-fielder said he’s already feeling much better than he had on Sunday, and later revealed that he originally planned on playing Tuesday when the Yankees took on the Blue Jays, but the Yankees medical staff decided it would be best to sit out and undergo an MRI.

Last year Ellsbury suffered a calf injury on March 14 and didn’t appear in a spring exhibition game again, but was ready for Opening Day. Despite the late spring training injury, he still got off to a good start in his first season as a Yankee, batting .312 in April.

Let’s hope for more of the same out of Ellsbury’s current situation.

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